ABOUT US

Who We Are

The Nevada Archaeological Association (NAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of Nevada’s antiquities. We encourage the study of archaeology and are committed toward education of the public to the aims of archaeological research.

We promote the common professional and avocational interests of NAA members and NAA as a whole through activities including but not without limit to Education, Training, Meetings, Workshops, and Publications.


Nevada Archaeological Association ByLaws

NAA Bylaws – Revised April 2013.


What We Do

NAA supports Nevada student efforts statewide, fosters cooperative relationships, provides learning opportunities/experiences, enhances preservation, and provides a publication outlet for research.

The specific objectives and purposes of the NAA shall be to preserve Nevada’s antiquities, encourage the study of archaeology and to educate the public to the aims of archaeological research. The NAA shall promote the common professional and avocational interests of NAA members as stated in the Bylaws of the Association, and to further the purposes of the NAA through non-profit activities including, but not limited to, education, training, meetings, workshops, publications and other relevant activities.

We also have regional chapters and affiliate organizations which are available on our Helpful Links page.


Society of American Archaeology’s Council of Affiliated Societies (CoAS)

We are part of the Society of American Archaeology’s (SAA) Council of Affiliated Societies (CoAS).  

The Council of Affiliated Societies (CoAS) was formed in 1989 for the mutual benefit of all, for the advancement of archaeology, and in order to further the objectives of the Society for American Archaeology. CoAS is composed of representatives of affiliated units. The purposes of CoAS are to establish a forum for the exchange of information and to develop discussion and communication, both among the affiliated units and also between the affiliated units, the Council, and the Society for American Archaeology.

CoAS is composed of one representative and one alternate from each affiliated society. CoAS generally meets during the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

CoAS member societies receive The SAA Archaeological Record (the SAA news magazine), the preliminary program for each SAA annual meeting, and the CoAS newsletter. 

See NAA’s submission and publications in the CoAS Newsletter:

NAA members have access to all of the above publications. Need a copy? Email NAA@nvarch.org to submit a request. 


Want to get to know some really cool people and have an excuse to hang out with them and check out out-of -the-way towns in Nevada? Want to attend interesting field trips? Want to help NAA prosper? Looking to volunteer some of your time and have fun doing it?

Join the NAA Board!

We are a relaxed, close-knit group of people who are working to continue growing and improving the NAA and its mission. The Board meets or teleconferences quarterly and organizes the annual meeting, prepares In Situ and Nevada Archaeologist, and does all of the other cool behind-the-scenes tasks for the NAA. Great for students, avocationalists and professions.

The Board has four officer positions:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

Plus five non-officer positions:

  • Membership
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Student Grant Coordinator
  • Publications Team (newsletters and journals)
  • Member At-Large – helping out where needed

Come join us and see what we’re all about!